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Black Pearl

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French, American, Chowder, Seafood
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10 1/2 W Pelham St., Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-5264
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 148
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  • 45
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  • 59
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good choice for lunch or dinner

Cozy New England restaurant, dark interior, very authentic style. Very good food, nice location in town near the water, friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Catherine B
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Weston, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Weston, Connecticut
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Cozy New England restaurant, dark interior, very authentic style. Very good food, nice location in town near the water, friendly staff.

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Small Resturant excellent food low ceilings make you feel like you are on a boat. Went here for an engagement dinner. Great food and better location is the outside version on the Resturant on the pier next store.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Just returned from Newport and had to stop at the Black Pearl to have some of their delicious chowder. Their cantine is the perfect solution for someone wanting to grab a bowl of soup and keep going. If you`re in the area, try this chowder, you won't be disappointed.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We went early (5:30) so parking was easier and the restaurant was filled by the time we left. Perfectly cooked halibut, delicious chowder, outstanding gazpacho, unusual tasty 'California' caesar salad with overload of calamari olives. Bread pudding was fine and would have been enhanced served warm although the fresh whipped cream was extraordinary! Friendly, excellent service. Definitely a favorite.

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Carver, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped here with my family for lunch. Great food & great service! We had 7 people in our group & everyone was happy with their meal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I love to visit this cozy place when I'm lucky to be in town. Has a homey feel to it and the food drink and service in enjoyable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The hub of activity and fast quick meals -- this is the spot! people watch, boat watch and have cocktails and seafood, burgers fries whatever your heart desires! This is not gourmet just good food. The a fussy kind of place -- nothing fancy here.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Unfortunately I cannot review the restaurant based on the their food, as my family was invited to leave the outdoor patio when we were sitting down. Here is the picture: 4th of July weekend, 85 degrees outside and we just came from the beach (like everyone else around us). I asked for a table on the patio and it was... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

All 3 of us tried the chicken sandwiches and fries and they were both great! Some of their items are pricey like a salad was like $7 for a side salad but our meals were decently priced and it was worth it. Our waitress was nice and gave ideas for our days trip the next day. We liked sitting outside... More 

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Wantagh, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were very happy with our dinner. Food was very good and the service was professional. We would highly recommend it. They do not take reservations, so timing is everything.

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Additional Information about Black Pearl

Address: 10 1/2 W Pelham St., Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: (401) 846-5264
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 55
Cuisine: French, American, Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 1/2 W Pelham St., Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: (401) 846-5264

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 55
  • Cuisine: French, American, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?